Red Hawks win at home against Concordia-Portland
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University's women's basketball team took to the court on Monday, Nov. 21 when they hosted the Cavaliers from Concordia University-Portland. Simpson defeated the Cavaliers 71-67.
Both teams started the night slowly from the field. The first field goal of the game didn't come until Red Hawks' guard Tempest Dawson scored with 15:25 to play in the half. The Cavaliers didn't get their first basket until nearly six minutes had come off of the clock. Neither team could gain control of the game because of turnovers and poor shooting. The biggest lead either team could manage was seven points. Dawson and Bekah Eppler led the offensive attack for the Red Hawks in the first half and helped Simpson lead by three at the break.
In the second half, it seemed as if the Red Hawks had seized control of the game with a 13-point lead. However, Concordia's Grace Cappelman and Courtney May brought the Cavaliers within two with 6:23 to play. The rest of the game stayed very close but the Cavaliers never came closer that the two points. Ariassa Wilson and Kaity Hahn's hard work on the defensive end kept the Red Hawks in the lead. Wilson's free throws with 8.6 seconds remaining sealed the Red Hawks' victory.
Dawson led the Red Hawks with 17 points and nine rebounds. Eppler also had a big night with 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting and nine rebounds. The Cavaliers had two players with double-doubles. Cappleman had10 points and 10 rebounds, and May had 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The win puts the Red Hawks record at 3-5 on the season. They will look to improve on that record when they travel to Bellingham, Wash., to take part in the 15th Annual Lynda Goodrich Classic. Their first matchup in the tournament is on Friday, Nov. 25 against the Western Washington Vikings at 7 p.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
Photo by Paige Barrett
Pictured Above: Kaity Hahn
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.